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'Moonlight' Sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck Wins Best Actor

'Moonlight' Sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck Wins Best Actor

Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight." Barry Jenkins' luminous coming-of-age tale swept Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards, taking home six awards including best feature. "Moonlight" won every award it was nominated for at the 32nd annual indie awards, the dressed-down, beachside ceremony held the day before the Academy Awards. »

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Song and Dance, Protest and Politics to Mingle at Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards should be a very schizophrenic affair: equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner "La La Land" at Sunday's ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal Hollywood, his election has proven a rallying cause-celebre throughout an awards season that has otherwise been a parade of honors for Damien Chazelle's celebrated musical. Just how political things are going to get at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles may be the biggest question of Sunday night's show, to be broadcast by ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST, with red carpet coverage starting earlier. The current forecast for Sunday is only a slight chance of rain, though the inside of the Dolby Theatre is expected to be far stormier. »

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Young 'Moonlight' Star Ready for 89th Annual Academy Awards

With the 89th annual Academy Awards fast approaching, a South Florida native is making his way to Los Angeles for Sunday's big night. Norland Middle School student Alex Hibbert, who plays Chiron in “Moonlight," says he's ready to make the trip from Miami to the City of Angels. The film tells a story about Chiron's journey as a black, gay man living in Liberty City being raised by a mother with a drug addiction. »

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Lionel Richie Postpones Tour With Mariah Carey

The star was previously scheduled to hit the road in March »

Celebrities Launch Pot Brands as California Legalizes Drug

Celebrities Launch Pot Brands as California Legalizes Drug

Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed. Regulators are still scrambling to get California's recreational pot market launched and are racing to issue licenses to growers and sellers by early 2018. Still to be decided is who will receive the first licenses to grow, distribute and sell recreational marijuana. Growers already cleared to sell medical marijuana in California could be the first in line. »

Late at Night on NBC

Late at Night on NBC

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Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox Call for Unity at UTA Rally

As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills Friday to do something to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights. Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox and Keegan-Michael Key were among the speakers at the rally. Key, who kicked things off, said the event was intended to, "support the creative community's growing concern with anti-immigration sentiment in the United States of America and its potential chilling effect on the global exchange of ideas, not to mention freedom of expression." »

US Bars Syrian Behind Nominated Film From Attending Oscars

US Bars Syrian Behind Nominated Film From Attending Oscars

U.S. immigration authorities have decided to bar entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer whose harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," has been nominated for an Academy Award. »

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Oscars Preps: It's a Plastic Wrap for Red Carpet

The Oscars red carpet was under wraps Friday morning, ensuring it will look its best for awards night. Annette Arreola reports for Today in LA on Friday Feb. 24, 2017. »

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